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Saturday, 13 August 2016

OFFICIAL Congratulations from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev to Fidel Castro on the 90th Anniversary of His Birth

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OFFICIAL

Señor Fidel Castro Ruz

Dear Comandante!

On the day of your 90th birthday, please, accept my heartfelt congratulations on this significant date. The Lord gave you long life. Over the years, you gained valuable governing experience, you earned great prestige both in your homeland and abroad, and you wrote your name in the annals of Cuban and world history. Largely due to your personal involvement, the Russian and Cuban peoples developed friendly relations. The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to you for your attention to Orthodox Christians in Cuba and for your help with the construction project of a new church for the parish of the Kazan Wonderworking Icon of the Most Holy Birthgiver in Havana. I have good memories of our meetings, especially, my warm fellowship with you during my visit to “the Island of Liberty” this last February. On this festive day, I wish you bodily health, peace of mind, and help from the Lord on the path of life.

Sincerely,

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Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church

13 August 2016

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

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